Newport, Rhode Island: Scenic Self-Driving Audio Tour

Newport, Rhode Island: Scenic Self-Driving Audio Tour

From $9.79 per person

Explore one of the oldest cities in the U.S. from the comfort of your car with a scenic self-guided driving tour.

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Optional audio guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the gorgeous gilded age mansions
  • Marvel at the architectural wonders of Bellevue Avenue
  • Hear stories about the rich who lived here and how they made their millions
  • Drive at your own pace on the ocean drive and enjoy the view of the sea
Full description
Discover the city known for its picturesque Gilded Age mansions on a self-driven audio tour. Found out how the rich in America made and spent their money at the turn of the twentieth century. This 12 mile-long tour covers the essentials of scenic Newport, Rhode Island, in 1-2 hours. Start from the Visitor Center on America’s Cup Avenue. Here, listen to the story of Gilded Age America and how it shaped the future. While driving, you will first see the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Next up is the Audrain Auto Museum before you start exploring the Gilded Age mansions. Marvel at the first among them, Edward King House, followed by Kingscote and Bellevue House. Continuing on the avenue, come across The Elms, Chepstow, Ochre Court, and then The Breakers. From there, proceed to Chateau-Sur-Mer, Rosecliff, Beechwood, Marble House, and Belcourt Castle before ending this part of the tour at Rough Point. From there, continue on Ocean Avenue and drive toward Crossways while enjoying the Ocean Drive and hearing its story. Next, listen to the story about Brenton Point State Park and Hammersmith Farm, the summer home of Jackie Kennedy, wife of John. F. Kennedy. On the last leg of the tour, drive and hear stories of Fort Adam, Beacon Rock, Bonniecrest, Ida Lewis Rock, and Rochambeau Monument. The tour concludes in the Irish District.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour via an app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to the attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    The tour starts at the Newport Visitor Center.

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    • This is a self-guided tour. No guide will accompany you.
    • Please arrange for a vehicle before you start the tour.
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    Great tour at your own pace. First time in Rhode Island and to try this kind of tour and we enjoyed the whole trip. Recommended if you got your car and spend the tour with the whole family or group of friends.

    July 6, 2021

    July 31, 2021

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    Product ID: 384560